ST. PAUL – State Rep. Jordan Rasmusson, R-Fergus Falls, has accepted an appointment to a House commission that gauges the Legislature’s role in state expenditures, while considering the long-term needs of the state.
Rasmusson said this appointment to the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy, much like another one he recently accepted to a pension commission, plays to strengths he has gained working in the world of finance. The commission on planning and fiscal policy conducts in-depth analysis of projected state revenues, appropriations, and tax expenditures.
“While much of the focus during budget talks this year will focus on the here and now, we must be mindful of the long-term needs and taxpayer implications for decisions we make in the short term,” Rasmusson said. “I look forward to working with this commission as we look to help improve our state’s structural fiscal balance for the long haul.”
Rasmusson, in his first term, is one of three House Republicans to receive an appointment from House Speaker Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, to this commission. He joins prominent House Republican colleagues including minority leader Rep. Kurt Daudt of Crown, and Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington, the minority lead on the powerful Ways and Means Committee.